MenCare Global Meeting 2019

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MenCare Coordinators are excited to announce the 3rd MenCare Global Meeting!

This year, MenCare partners and colleagues from around the world will come together from November 19-21 in Rabat, Morocco and via remote participation to develop a joint agenda to advance international and national advocacy efforts, share best practices and evidence, and develop new and innovative ways to achieve men’s equal partnership in unpaid care work. 

Across the three-day meeting, participants – practitioners, activists, government stakeholders, and academics – will share and exchange new findings, lessons learned, and reflections from the field of engaging men as fathers and caregivers for gender equality with a goal of creating a unified plan to put men’s caregiving on national and global agendas. More than ever, we need to create unified voices for social, political and economic justice. 

The meeting will build on the recommendations highlighted in the State of the World’s Fathers 2019 report, to develop a roadmap toward and identify a shared international advocacy agenda to achieve equality in caregiving and gender equality more broadly. This third global meeting will also provide insights and strategies for achieving a new MenCare effort: The MenCare Commitment. This ambitious commitment aims to multiply the power of care by engaging 50 countries to take action and to achieve a national goal of men doing 50% by 2030.

Four images of fathers and families.


The MenCare Global Meeting will be held on November 19-21, 2019.


The MenCare Global Meeting will be held at the following location on all three days:

Hotel Farah Rabat
Place 16 Novembre, Boulevard Mohamed Lyazidi, Rabat, Rabat-Salé-Kénitra, Morocco


For those who are unable to attend or for those who wish to participate remotely, remote participation is encouraged. Details to follow.


All MenCare partners, as well as practitioners, activists, researchers, and stakeholders working on caregiving, fatherhood, and gender equality are invited to attend. This event is invite only.


Over the course of three days, MenCare partners and colleagues will work to:

  1. Build on the MenCare Commitment of 50%, 50 Minutes as a key platform upon which to build joint advocacy efforts, and evidence-based programs to accelerate progress toward gender equality.
  2. Provide MenCare partners and colleagues a space to connect, exchange, and deepen collaboration through the facilitation of an inter-country learning exchange centered around the country-based MenCare activities.
  3. Build relationships and shared priorities amongst key sectors including climate justice, early childhood development, women’s economic empowerment and social protection globally to explore new opportunities and partnerships for national-level scale-up.


Access the full MenCare Global Meeting 2019 agenda in English here and the agenda overview in French here.



There is no fee to participate in the MenCare Global Meeting. Unless otherwise indicated, however, the meeting organizers will not be able to fund participant costs related to travel, including transportation, accommodation, visa fees, or incidentals. These expenses will need to be covered by the traveler.

Getting to Rabat

If needed, please contact Hekmat Hadri ( for logistical support with air travel and getting to the hotel.

Visa Requirements to Visit Morocco

Please contact Bilal Berady, Quartiers du Monde ( for support with securing a visa to visit Morocco.

Countries that don’t need visas for 90 days or less:

All European Union citizens, Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain,
Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Guinea, Hong Kong
(30 days), Iceland, Indonesia , Ivory Coast, Japan, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Macau,
Mali, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Niger, Norway, Oman, Peru, Philippines,
Qatar, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore (30 days), South
Korea, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States,

In general, all other countries need visas which are fairly easy and affordable to get. Requirements for business/tourist visas:

  • A visa application form duly filled out in capital letters and signed
  • Original passport (valid for over 6 months at the entry date)
  • Copy of the original passport (pages 1-3)
  • Two passport size color photos with white background
  • Copy of the applicant’s legal status in home country
  • Copy of the invitation letter issued by the company you are planning to
    visit in Morocco (business only)
  • Hotel reservation or notarized Letter of Invitation from your host in
    Morocco (tourist only)
  • Copy of the plane tickets or of the confirmed reservation
  • Fees:
    • 3 to 90 days stay period (one entry): $23.85
    • 3 to 90 days stay period (two entries): $35.80
  • Processing time
    • Visas take at least 10 days to process


Please contact Hekmat Hadri (; in regards to reserving accommodations at Hotel Farah. The price for a single room is 144 USD per night with breakfast included.

More economical alternatives include:

Hotel des Oudaias
Rooms cost: 70 USD
Address: 132 Boulevard El Alou, Rabat Medina, 10000

Rihab Hotel
Rooms cost: 48 USD
Address: 45, Av Moulay Ismail, Quartier Hassan, Hassan, 10000, Rabat, Morocco


The meeting organizers will provide lunch and coffee breaks to participants during all three days of the meeting. Your dietary restrictions were recorded in the form you used to RSVP. If you have any dietary restrictions or any other considerations that were not recorded in the RSVP survey, please contact Ché Nembhard at If you have not yet filled out the event survey, please do so below: 

How to Share Your MenCare Work

Feel free to bring your men and caregiving promotional and educational materials, such as brochures, booklets, and other items. We will have a large table where all these materials can be displayed.

Languages and Translation Services

The MenCare Global Meeting will be held in English.

Dress Code

The dress code for this meeting is business casual. “Business casual” means less formal than traditional business wear, but still intended to give a professional and businesslike impression. Participants are encouraged to dress however is appropriate for their individual work settings.


Travel and Logistics

For questions about travel and logistics,please contact Hekmat Hadri (;;

Meeting Agenda and Content

For questions about meeting agenda and content, please email Ché Nembhard, Equimundo.


MenCare: A Global Fatherhood Campaign was launched in 2011 to promote men’s involvement as equitable, nonviolent fathers and caregivers in order to achieve family well-being, gender equality, and better health for mothers, fathers, and children. MenCare is now active in more than 55 countries around the world. Read more about MenCare here.